October may be proclaimed as Manufacturing Month but in Carson City, the concept goes beyond appreciation: It’s a field transforming local students and shaping the future, especially in Nevada. Carson High School and Western Nevada College unveiled Career Technical Education laboratories, in conjunction with offering credits for courses that will help begin careers with tech industries such as General Electric, Panasonic, Tesla.
NV Energy’s new program, mPowered Commercial, provides small and medium business customers with free energy management technology that helps reduce their annual energy costs by an average of 10 percent. With mPowered Commercial, NV Energy provides energy management technology to businesses including smart thermostats that can be controlled via an online site manager, independent of a company’s Wi-Fi service.
Development of a commercial solar power plant outside of Tonopah that is expected to create more than 600 construction jobs will be backed by a $737 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced Thursday. The 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project […]
California is traditionally seen as the land of opportunity for aspiring movie stars. But a new California law signed in April has one aspiring sector in the Silver State relishing opportunities of its own. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that requires the state to acquire a higher percentage of its power from […]
Republic Services said Thursday that it has broken ground on a renewable-energy project at the waste-management company’s Apex landfill, about 20 miles north of Las Vegas. The 11-megawatt power station will use landfill gas drawn from a series of wells at the site to power a turbine generator. Republic officials estimate that the project will […]
Sempra Energy on Friday officially dedicated its Copper Mountain Solar plant near Boulder City. Gov. Brian Sandoval was on hand for the event, along with Sempra executives. Copper Mountain Solar, a 380-acre photovoltaic-panel plant, is billed as America’s largest solar generating station. The plant’s 48 megawatts can power about 14,000 homes. Read full story:
Ormat Technologies, Inc. was successful in bringing its 15 MW Jersey Valley geothermal power plant online. Jersey Valley was the only utility-scale geothermal plant completed in the U.S. this past year, providing additional renewable energy to northern Nevada’s electricity grid. The plant is currently in commissioning, operating at partial load with final completion expected in […]